Dickens County Jail Escapee Caught - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/21/05

Dickens County Jail Escapee Caught

The man who escaped from the Dickens County Jail on Thursday is now back behind bars, but not before leading law enforcement officials in a car chase, with speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour.

Tommy Pina was captured in Kent County at 1:35 Saturday. The chase began just East of Post on HWY 380. Garza County Deputies chased Pina to Kent County. During the chase he ran several vehicles off the highway. Once in Kent, Pina turned North on FM 1081 and then turned onto County Road 222 where he wrecked at a T intersection.

Pina was driving a red 4-door Dodge Pickup, which stolen from Lubbock. That's when he was apprehended by Garza County Deputies. Pina was taken to a Lubbock hospital for treatment of minor injuries from the wreck.

He is now being held at the Dickens County Correction Center. Additional charges are expected to be filed. Pina escaped from the Dickens County Jail Thursday by climbing a 10-feet razor wire fence. He then stole a pick-up truck and gun from a nearby house. That pick-up was found Saturday evening in Kent County.

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